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Annabel Crabb: Special Guest SOLD OUT

In Conversation with Rebecca Levingston

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Join one of Australia’s best-loved TV and media personalities, Annabel Crabb waxing lyrical about her new book Special Guest with ABC Radio’s Rebecca Levingston.

Special Guest is a gentle guide to turning easy basic fare into something of a celebration. Hosting your friends is not about showing off; it is about delighting others.

Your dining table might be decorated with a pile of unmatched socks and kids’ homework, but that’s no reason not to invite friends in for a chat, a sit-down and something delicious to eat.

This is a cookbook for anyone who ever felt like punching a wall before their guests arrive.

Following the event, Riverbend Books will be selling Special Guest and Annabel will be signing copies.
Special Guest is published by Murdoch Books.

Writers+Ideas is supported by O’Neill Architecture.

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Annabel Crabb:
Annabel Crabb is one of Australia's most loved TV and media personalities. She is a Walkley-award-winning political journalist and host of her own ABC TV shows The House and Kitchen Cabinet. Annabel is in constant demand to host, lecture, give keynotes, and other appearances for everything from writers' festivals to restaurant awards. Her tweets reach an audience of over 470,000 and she has a top-ranking podcast with fellow ABC journalist Leigh Sales, for which she is hounded by 'Chat 10 Looks 3' groupies. Usually they're offering cake.

Wendy Sharpe:
Wendy Sharpe is Annabel's oldest friend from preschool days and co-author of Special Guest. She and Annabel have delivered countless meals and edible care packages to each others' houses when living in any of three common cities over the years. Wendy is a recipe consultant on Kitchen Cabinet, fellow baking tragic and mother of three. She lives in London.

Rebecca Levingston:
Rebecca Levingston was quite happily delivering daily traffic reports to ABC listeners, before she was dragged kicking and screaming into the producer's seat for Richard Fidler. Her life hasn't been the same since. She grew up in North Queensland and for many dedicated years, was sure her future lay in ballroom dancing or on the netball court. She was wrong and somehow ended up studying Hotel Management and Japanese on the Gold Coast. A year of life in Japan and the UK taught her that people are infinitely interesting creatures and the seed of journalism was planted. It was only after a year of work in America that Rebecca decided her HECS debt should be bigger and she returned to university to study journalism. Now she has a piece of paper that gives her permission to ask lots of questions and she's pretty happy about that. She’s asked many a question on Queensland Evenings and ABC Brisbane Drive and in 2016 Rebecca started asking all the questions on Weekends. When she’s not at work, Rebecca switches roles and can be found answering the many questions asked by her two little boys.

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane